UPS Flat Rate Policy - Effective January 2, 2020

Each parts orders placed totaling less than $300 will be charged a Standard UPS Flat Rate fee of $15.60 per box or package. Policy notes:

  • The $30 minimum order applies prior to the Flat Rate charge
  • Once an order is placed, it cannot be added to or changed
  • Parts Backorders:
    • Dealers placing a Pre-Season Parts Order will not be charged freight on any backordered parts for that product line
    • Dealers who do not place a Pre-Season Parts order will incur regular shipping charges on backordered parts for that product line
  • Accessory Backorders:
    • All dealers will be invoiced standard shipping charges on any accessory backorders
  • Serialized products and oil / Red Armor Fuel have separate freight policies; refer to your current dealer program for additional information
  • Products classified by UPS as over-sized or overweight and carry special UPS charges do not qualify for this program
    • Examples include but are not limited to: wheel motors, clutches, tires, deck shells/frames, drive shafts, impellers, mulch kits, trimmer and pruner pipes/tubes, saw cases, hatchets, axes, loppers, vacuum hoses
  • Orders placed by description or that require lookup do not qualify for the Flat Rate; these orders will be charged regular UPS charges

Handheld Freight Policy - Effective June 3, 2019

ECHO and Shindaiwa Dealers have two ways to qualify for Prepaid Freight:

  • Standard 15-point system
  • $2,800 or more - at dealer cost - in any combination of the following:
    • ECHO and/or Shindaiwa whole goods
    • ECHO and/or Shindaiwa attachments
    • ECHO and/or Shindaiwa accessories
      • Excludes oil and Red Armor Fuel
    • ECHO and/or Shindaiwa parts

Standard In-Season Freight Policy - Effective June 3, 2019

Orders totaling 15 points or more, in any combination of products defined below, qualify for prepaid freight

  • Provided dealer placed a qualified Pre-Season Order; otherwise, all In-Season Orders are F.O.B. Raleigh, NC
  • Dealer's Open Account and Wells Fargo CDF accounts need to be current at time of shipment
  • All orders will ship on OED approved LTL truck lines or via UPS
  • Special shipping instructions will incur actual freight charges

Freight Points System by brand

ECHO Freight Points

All serialized whole goods; spreaders; cordless
1 point
PAS attachments; sprayers
1/2 point
$500 accessories; $500 oil
2 points

Shindaiwa Freight Points

All serialized whole goods; spreaders
1 point
Multi-Tool and PowerBroom attachments; sprayers
1/2 point
$500 accessories; $500 oil
2 points



ECHO Bear Cat Freight Points

Compact chipper/shredders; EZ TrimMowers; vacuums; stump grinder; pressure washers; inverters; pumps
2 points
Mid- and full-size chipper/shredders; 4.5" chipper; tailgate loaders
4 points
Engine-powered chippers (self-feed); 5" PTO and towable chipper/shredders; PTO chippers (3-pt. hitch); skid-steer chippers; debris loaders
6 points
Engine powered chippers (hydraulic-feed); 9" chippers
8 points


Wright Freight Points

Velke gear-drives; bagging systems2 points
Velke hydro-drives; Stander B; Stander3 points
Stander I; Stander X; Sport I; Sport X; Wright ZTO4 points
Stander ZK; Wright Z5 points
Replacement seats1 point

Walker Freight Points

Model R3 points
Model S, Model B4 points
Model T, Model C5 points
Model D, Model H6 points
Decks2 points
Seats1 point



Billy Goat Freight Points

$1.00 - $999.99 dealer cost2 points
$1,000.00 - $2,499.99 dealer cost3 points
$2,500.00 - $3,500.99 dealer cost4 points
$3,501.00 or more dealer cost5 points

Brown Products Freight Points

$1,000.00 - $2,499.99 dealer cost3 points
$2,500.00 - $3,500.99 dealer cost4 points
$3,501.00 or more dealer cost5 points



Velke / Grass Gobbler Freight Points

All products1 point

Vortexx Freight Points

All non-Hot Water units2 points
All Hot Water Units5 points